This artwork documents the journey of psychological trauma experienced during Mosul’s occupation and the dehumanisation that Daesh brought to the city. The faceless dismembered skeleton of a figure stumbles helplessly and blindly across the canvas, with tears of pain streaming down the page as testament to the pain and despair that conflict brings.


  • Title: Trauma
  • Creator: Hawkar Riskin
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Erbil, Iraq
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Depicted Location: Mosul
  • Depicted Topic: Daesh in Mosul

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